Similar to The Go-Betweens, The Saints are an Australian institution, which has decisively influenced the Wave- and Indierock not only in their homeland in the late seventies and early eighties. Their mastermind Chris Bailey, who has been keeping The Saints going for 40 years with changing accompanists, sees the band as a project that is far from finished and to which he now wants to add a new chapter with "King Of The Sun". Anyone who expects indie pop in the tradition of Go-Betweens, Smiths or Echo & The Bunnymen, i.e. a lot of acoustic guitars, echoed vocals and a flat production, which sounds like Eighties, is definitely right. The wheel is not reinvented here. But again and again Bailey and his comrades succeed in creating small, unobtrusive, but melodic songs with appealing lyrics that still carry the spirit of past heroic deeds. An album especially for nostalgics and those who want to become one. As a bonus a CD with a selection of the best Saints songs in Bailey's opinion is given.
Top track: A Million Miles Away